David Platt- Song of Solomon (Essential Sermon)

David Platt names ‘Sex’ as the fiercest competitor of Christianity,  more so than Islam or atheism.

From this sermon: David Platt-

Think about egotism, the idolatry of self-a way of living that surrounds us, that says, „Self is supreme. Self esteem, self confidence, self promotion, self advancement, self satisfaction,” – that is the mantra of our age. In Proverbs we see that wisdom is not found in respecting ourselves but in revering God.

This morning I want us to look at another competitor in our country, what some would say is the fiercest competitor of Christianity and that’s eroticism- the idolatry of sex. There’s no question that over the last century, we in our culture, have undergone a sexual revolution

One of my friends,  Pastor Mark Dever writes, „The most important revolution in the last century has been the sexual revolution. Contraception replaced conception. Pleasure was separated from responsibility.  It was as if an excuse was given out legitimizing the bending of every part of our lives around serving ourselves.  Since that time divorce, remarriage, abortion, premarital sex and extramarital sex as well as homosexuality has been accepted by increasing percentages of the public.  Pornography is huge business. And this is not just a problem with society out there. Many churches have found their members plagued by failed marriages, by illicit affairs,  by so called private sins that turn into public disgraces, some of which are known, some of which are not yet. „

Song of Songs teaches that sexual love (should) only happen in God’s time, in the place he ordained and with the person God has given to you. Songs of Songs is an encouragement and exhortation to married people to remember and enjoy the beauty of sexual love and it is an exhortation and encouragement for single people to make sure not to try to steal away the beauty and enjoyment of sexual love out of its context and end up missing the whole point.

This is very different from what our culture has to say. Listen to the entire  sermon below (64 minutes)

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